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2010-06-23 13:30:11

A greater frequency of severe sepsis among black patients is attributable to higher rates of infection and higher risks of organ dysfunction than what white patients experience, according to a study in the June 23/30 issue of JAMA. Severe sepsis, defined as infection complicated by acute organ dysfunction, affects more than 750,000 U.S. residents each year, with a hospital mortality of 28 percent, and occurs more frequently and leads to more deaths in black patients than in white patients....

2010-05-02 08:53:35

The hormone leptin, typically associated with body weight regulation, works within the central nervous system (CNS) to aid the immune system's defense against sepsis, researchers say. Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition in which the entire body is overwhelmed by infection. A study led by Matthias Tschöp, MD, of UC's Metabolic Diseases Institute, and Charles Caldwell, PhD, of UC's surgery department, is the first to describe leptin's role in the control of immune response via...

2010-04-28 14:15:00

New study reinforces urgent need for life-saving vaccines in Africa A new study released this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases finds that African children who contract pneumococcus "“ a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis "“ are 36 times as likely to have sickle-cell disease, a blood disorder prevalent in African children that increases the risk for infectious diseases and early death. The study underscores the critical need for use of...

2010-04-05 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today announced its second ILluminations webinar, to be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET). This web-based, Continuing Education seminar will feature Anthony E. Napolitano, M.D., presenting "Whole Blood Bilirubin Screening at the POC Improves Neonatal Outcomes and Workflow Efficiency." This webinar will focus on the essential components for successful implementation and management...

2010-03-31 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A novel diagnostic test to rapidly detect neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an early biomarker that identifies patients at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), has been accepted for review by the United States Food and Drug Administration. If approved, this would be the first test available for use in the United States for the detection of NGAL. "With the help of a new diagnostic test that can aid in detecting NGAL,...

2010-03-25 18:41:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that the Phase III ACCESS (A Controlled Comparison of Eritoran and Placebo in Patients with Severe Sepsis) trial of the investigational compound eritoran (E5564) will continue enrolling to the preset goal of 2,000 patients. As part of a planned interim analysis, an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has evaluated efficacy and safety data on the first 1,500 subjects to complete the 28-day follow-up in the...

2010-03-18 10:16:18

Treating virulent influenza, sepsis, and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager inflammatory response to infection may help save more lives. In a study published March 17 in Science Translational Medicine, researchers led by U of U cardiologist Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and director...

2010-03-10 12:00:00

TORONTO, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI), a company developing products for the treatment of sepsis, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin Giese, President, CEO and Director of BioMS Medical and Mr. Laine Woollard, QC, Senior Legal Counsel of TEC Edmonton, to the Company's Board of Directors. "Mr. Giese and Mr. Woollard will be valuable additions to the Board, bringing significant business experience," said Dr. Paul Walker, President and CEO of...

2010-03-09 12:32:00

PITTSBURGH, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- One cause of the rampant international hospital-infection epidemic may be the "inadvertent exposure" of hospital housekeepers and transporters to antibiotic-resistant "Superbugs" such as MRSA, says TeleTracking Technologies CEO Anthony Sanzo (www.teletracking.com). Sanzo, a former health system CEO, was commenting on a recently-released study which suggests that many of the 48,000 hospital-acquired pneumonia and sepsis deaths recorded nationwide in...

2010-03-03 14:14:17

Findings show that ancient 'enemies within' can mimic sepsis Inflammation is at the root of most serious complications occurring after both infection and injury. But while the molecular course of events that leads from microbial infections to the inflammatory condition called sepsis is fairly well understood, it is far less clear how and why physical injury can result in a similarly dangerous inflammatory response. Now a study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...


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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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